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this is r t coming to live from moscow i'm marina joshie welcome to the program a russian artist has strapped himself into an electric chair and sassed online viewers to vote on his fate a leg mother marty who lives in self-imposed exile in bulgaria is known for his controversial public stance and this time he says he's electrocution experiment is meant to highlight censorship issues in russia and i find some of the images in this report disturbing. oh it's just a leg mobility has just been hit by a six hundred thousand volt shock this happens every time one hundred people on the internet vote for him to receive a massive electric jolt anyone can vote he'll do this every night for a week or until he's hospitalized at the new border chipsets so if this is a test of how sometimes he interprets freedom do they want to use it to save or to
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kill me this is a lot about our society my remark he says his electric shock treatment is symbolic of what he calls the oppression of artists specifically says ship of op by vocal religious minorities. ten years ago he shot the radical film in which he was a third degree crucified. i'm not the sort of go up so the inscription on his back . a prominent orthodox christian he thought them as they should and russia sued him for inciting religious hatred and knew there was no position their people had the right to be protected from having their beliefs insulted the man deserves punishment all they feel for him no beauty he's crazy. mathematic did not wait for the court decision and fled he's now living in exile and bulgaria you know just touch of a circle until i paid a high price i am separated from my homeland but if i had gone to prison i would
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have paid an even higher price those people have tried to destroy me just to move. we have laws to protect religion on the one hand and laws that protect individual's right to freedom of expression he was caught between the two but the link was accused of committing hate crimes that i think is wrong with you. since his crucifixion performance dozens of other artists have been fined and have their shows closed most after mass destruction by christian groups moderate mattie says he has no fear of death and thousands of responses for him no one should be driven to suicide by religious fanatics says one why are you giving people on the internet the power to decide your life and theirs for its ability for your death so as another it would be fun to see someone die suggest someone else a legacy fighting what seems to me were the aim now he didn't get injured today but
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the funny thing happens to him over the next week everybody involved in this story will be a loser because there are no artsy sofia bulgaria. and coming up here in our sick of all things savia twelve the georgia boys two decades of the country's history some say it's only trying to draw public attention away from the problems of today . and fears republicans will try to repeal president barack obama's health care law have risen following the u.s. midterm elections from once being at the top of the global life expectancy chart america has slumped to nearly fifty its was manny blaming the ailing health care system for the slide r.g.s. lauren lyster has been talking to a nine eleven hero for whom reform of the system is the only hope to stay alive. new york. the big apple it's this city that never sleeps and just beyond the urban chaos. neither does kenneth george from one of the most.
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deer in his closet and you can see why he is of course here kenneth is a sick man and despite appearances the photos with us politicians in plaques from the president recognizing him as a hero in the aftermath of nine eleven at ground zero is what i got from president obama he still can't afford his health care a lot of the medications i'm eating covered. you know it's expensive his insurance fall short which means every month he has to pick and choose what ailments he treats this is what i do a lot of times i stick with the course here to help me breathe at night and i skip some of the other medications my sleeping pills that we sleep even without sleeping pills he hasn't slept well since nine eleven a city employee working on highways he was drafted into the search and rescue team in the aftermath of the attack on the twin towers basically picking up human remains and searching to see if anybody was or why the aftermath for him has been forced early retirement in a fix pension basically a kick out of what and
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a cut in health care which puts him in a deadly dilemma forced to make possibly life or death decisions because of the chronic diseases he suffers arising from his work at ground zero but i already got a foot in the grave because of the heart and lung disease that all i did was get punished for getting sick doing my job down there the kind of case is unique in that he was a nine eleven first responder grim statistics show he is not alone the united states now ranks forty ninth in the world in overall life expectancy this is a drop from twenty fourth back in one thousand nine hundred nine if put that behind countries such as south korea bosnia as well as bigger opinion yet the prime reason for the climb researchers say it's america's spiriting health care system with a growing number of people who are uninsured or underinsured. people just like kenneth i think that insurance companies make decisions that are not necessarily towards. the betterment of the patient
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some of his patients are even worse off than kenneth if they don't have insurance that means it's all out of pocket a lot of these people will not work and there's a lot of problems i think the president has tried in earnest to repair a system that's out of whack you as president obama's health care reforms might help someone like kenneth but there's still lots of red tape to be faced with insurers and now the reforms themselves are under threat from the house now controlled by republicans who vowed to overturn them. but as the politicking goes on kenneth still needs his prescriptions but i want to get paid. these uncovered and he'll still be forced to make desperate choices on which ones he can afford and which ones he can't this in the richest and largest economy in the world in a country where he was praised as a hero by its president but that won't change his grim reality his prognosis as
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well as of his nobody knows. but just like the city that never sleeps kenneth george may not ever either who is here take care of my family when i'm gone and even if his family does no one is resting easy concept right now lauren lyster r.t. new york. over one hundred iraqis are demanding a public inquiry in the u.k. over claims they were systematically abused by british troops between two thousand and three and two thousand and eight the allegations include torture of sensory deprivation and being stripped naked feel shiner one of the lawyers in the case gave r.t. an example of what his clients had to go through. before laws there in the usual sleep with one use usually one o'clock two o'clock in the morning the door is exploded and twenty soldiers rush in. their abused conflict often rifle
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butts sometimes whoa dude sometimes the women and children are abused in two of our cases pregnant women who have miscarriages because they've been so badly abused. our clients are rocky's and civilians they don't know what they've done they're never told the never charged. for more shocking details of the british campaign in iraq and watch the full interview with phil shiner later this hour here in r.t. . and investigators believe the brutal beating of a renowned russian journalist is most likely to build links to his work and inquiry has been opened into the attempted murder of only a caution who worked for the newspaper commerce and daily and caution underwent surgery twice after the sold which took place early on saturday doctors say his condition is serious but stable the attack near cautions home was captured by c.c.t.v. cameras but the culprits remain unidentified and the case has caused
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a public outcry journalists have been rallying moscow's police headquarters for three days demanding authorities find those responsible especially unit that includes moscow's top investigators has been created for the case. georgia may soon introduce a ban on old soviet symbols the new law has already passed its first hearing in parliament but the opposition fears this could be used by the authorities for another crackdown on human rights reports. out with the old in with nothing new the georgian parliament has approved a first hearing of what it calls a freedom charter it's controversial and seeks among other things to wipe out all soviet symbols the author get of bloods and believes it's a necessary step to help georgia make a break from the past. there are two main parts to it fighting terrorism and getting rid of the country's communist legacy georgia cannot develop in
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a democratic manner if we allow people with a communist back and mind to keep important policy. toward lotsa says many progressive e.u. members like poland and not here have successfully adopted such a law and he thinks georgia should follow suit but not everyone agrees and many want the authorities to focus on the present rather than the past it. that. has. anything. serious to think about and. nothing to say to this site other critics say that if the police he wants to outlaw all things the soviet then it means outlawing the communist party is well a prospect which doesn't go down well with party members. of the polity this is yet another step in an anti people policy which our government is conducting this is an attempt to rewrite history the situation in the country is critical people are
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already saying openly that it was better to live under socialism than in the current system the government is just trying to show the west that they belong there. aside from making everything hammer and sickle related illegal the plans would also tighten control over money transfers anyone receiving more than thirteen thousand dollars must name the source of that income. as they were based in total control over money transfers. overseas predominately from russia but many of georgians end up money with hardworking old was not proper tools democracy is straight right stores at a time the turnaround regime. who knows if georgia's parliament has its way this time of the unknown soldier a soviet symbol in itself could soon to be outlawed it's been almost two years since a world war two monument was controversially destroyed in a controlled explosion and the way it's looking right now georgia's government is not just on rewriting history but on wiping it out altogether and if this is
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georgia it even goes r.t. and on the way in just a few minutes here in r t u criminal case maddux find out why the make up mark russia is making people suffer from beauty. now for some more news making headlines around the world at least ten people have been killed in a car bomb explosion in the iraqi city of karbala locals say shia muslims were targeted as a city is a programmer side dozens were injured and a blast of the attack follows a series of bombs which killed over sixty people in mainly shia neighborhoods across baghdad last week. last proposing to drops them from its list of states which support terrorism as an incentive for the country to move towards peace american officials say the pay for performance rewards vatican lifting crippling economic sanctions could be enforced as early as july next year because of the condition of the two upcoming referendums to stabilize the south are
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conducted fairly and the results are respected the votes are part of a peace agreement that and that the country's devastating civil war in which two million people died. police arrested a man suspected of shooting randomly at immigrants in a year long rampage and sleep thirty eight year old was arrested on suspicion of one murder in seven attempted murders the victim's nearly all with immigrant backgrounds have been shot bus stops in their cars and through the window of a gym the suspected serial sniper has denied the allegations. the military backed parties looks set to prevail in myanmar's first election in twenty years the election has been condemned as neither free nor fair washington and london with a turnout as low as thirty percent after an opposition boycott the first election since ninety ninety one myanmar's national league for democracy be the army back party in a landslide yet the result was ignored by the john. a train
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carrying nuclear waste is nearing its destination in northern germany after police were forced to clear protesters from blocking the trapped activist oppose the government's commitment to nuclear energy train journey has undergone several delays due to protests since it departed from france on sunday dozens of activists were injured during violent clashes with police. yes they can afghan officials are now looking to as republicans for promised change to the air war torn country the fight against the taliban is bogging down nearly one hundred thousand american troops with more on the way of ghana stands drug industry still significant supplying over ninety percent of the world's opium artie's military contributors as it's high time for you turn in u.s. strategy. almost all incoming military plus up of the us surge has been concentrated in southern afghanistan however there is
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a huge discrepancy between the us military deployment in southern afghanistan which is the hub at both of the taliban and the drug production and cultivation and the policy of complete non interference of the you is boots on the ground against the op whom poppy fields general betray us should we take initiative from the u.s. state department and unleash its special operation forces under the guidance of drug enforcement administration to conduct the three new offensive in southern afghanistan to be the main focus on after handing the drug lords who are basically the same landlords. poppy fields second to conduct interdiction campaign against the drug traffickers and third to conduct the special forces raids
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against the stockpiles off which equivalent of three years of world consumption. contributor colonel eve getting her shove there and there's lots more to discover online just had over to any time and survey your own year with exclusive coverage videos and opinions there are splay to keep you busy now here's a quick taste of what's available online. in the russian military faces the largest reform in years but some of the top brass are marching to the tune of change. to now this day and nine hundred seventy five russian naval officer about up with a stagnating soviet union tried to stage a marxist revolution of his own all the details imagine more stories on r.t. dot com.
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make up is supposed to enhance beauty but that's not always the case in russia more and more a fake us maddux are making their way into stores across the country shoppers are taking a gamble when buying the products of authorities seem unable to stop the trend as archie's maria for national finds out. up to thirty percent of all cosmetics in russia afaik it's a huge figure but even these official stance by the ministry of internal affairs could just be the cheap of the iceberg almost every month police raids torus with illegal goods produced both in asian countries and incandescent operations in russia's own backyard but counterfeit leap sticks and perfume as to everywhere russia is a huge country and it's through a very hard to control all flows of product but the laws seem to be written specially to make it even worse last february they refused an obligatory certification for cosmetics and there are no longer inspections so how it could be
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better. you want to go to an interpol shop in the center of moscow so as here don't even make any secret out of their frame how much is chanel number five thirty dollars thirty dollars it's cheap isn't it it's a fake you want it's produced in the united arab emirates illegally no there is a license it smells strange it's the sea it just may not be the owner of the original it's not always easy to tell real from fake even an expert can fail to spot the presence of the price can be a real quote a ten dollar tab for chanel or giorgio armani going to tease that your person a fake brand and most likely it will smell bad into the bargain. think is always many times cheaper but the real price to pay could be much greater when the running a book most current from a scene a special and unforgettable luke she could hardly imagine what kind of special it would turn out to be
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a porn movie here the first week was all fine but then my i started it in terribly became read in the watering i couldn't drive because i couldn't see anything i was diagnosed with. inflammation of the eyelids it led to kind of allergy thrown into says she'll never ever get anything from a dubious. shop again but the problem still remains as there is no guarantee even if the teak stores are still used. in the court they make fakes at home but there are also huge fake productions entire factories with equipment similar to those the real brains use or they can just steal from real victories so you could get the gene when in an underpass but just as well a fake it especially shop but you'll. so it looks a lot like a game of russian roulette you never know for sure whether it's fake or not and whether you believe to be a real beast grief notion r.t. . joins me now with a business update and news from the world of poultry farming yes marina russian
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poultry producers are asking the government to drop a planned on frozen meat and then yeah i'll have more a bit later in the bulletin but fast cash may no longer be king a payment via mobile phones are playing an increasingly important role in the russian market in fact operate to see it as a major share their revenues teenager meant that reports russians still have faith in cash many people don't trust banks you just set history of default greeting cards are rear debit cards are used mainly to was drawn from cash machines that leaves the field wide open to move while operators who can build on the common use of prepaid phones but this is one of the fastest growing share of operators revenues and it will continue to grow quite privately according to both operators estimations and other analysts now we have virtually all people having
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mobile phones we think that micro payments will very well be very popular among russians ninety five percent of us are prepaid good man your new phone and you can be put in range of other goods people from small cities will benefit the most from mobile payments with fewer banks who are citizens of metropolis can top up their mobile on almost any corner saving time nurse and queues and for their rushing want to meet you at school because it's a crime to go home to scream in. russia you know because reborn which is not very. prospective especially from space so i. i think we come to this tram to be thinking. society you know we cover things customer perspective. my car financing so your food is no longer just a gadget it can replace your own wallet. but to service is becoming widespread in
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russia now if you hop on a train becomes not just traffic free but also cash free because you can seem to face with your phone. then add a bit of a business card to moscow. and that's a quick look at how the equity markets are performing asian stocks are high on monday supported by a surprise jump in u.s. employment the nikkei has seen gains in tech and auto shares and in hong kong the hang seng has raised early losses later in the session industrials and consumer services stocks are lending support but tech stocks continue to weigh. on european markets both and slightly lower on monday after a strong performance in the previous week utilities and basic materials are dragging on the footsie the gains in tech stocks and financials are tempering losses for now. and here in moscow markets are making up for their four day break with both the r.t.s. and the my six gaining around two percent so far energy majors are amongst the top
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gainers on the r.t.s. and the us nickel is really outperforming more than three percent on the my six banks are performing particularly well it's up three point three percent this hour . recovering gas prices drove gospel profits in the first half the year the monopoly lifted it net profit by sixty seven percent to sixteen billion dollars both domestic and export markets were stronger with revenues up seventeen percent. russia could conquer up to three percent of the world's nano technology market by two thousand and fifteen if all goes according to plan but there's still plenty of hard work ahead a russian born physics nobel prize winner now living in the u.k. explains. it's a little bit from system than what i used to to have now a human child. probably one of the major problem is that you would have to contra money or whether it be longer than your other numbing lunch that would support same
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thing and it's. probably needs a little bit logic rather especially for a startup but those old mana problems i think there are some of the publicity be in the public consciousness well so do you also know that the was this were a nice system russian farm for the mantle the sewer so they they they provide bronze which are peaceful sufficient for that for for a good lab so that's just to say this week it's possible to do mice science bar so you move back to russia one day at the moment but there are no your patients in russia and there is the response from another country and i would most probably try to go they all go there for a sabbatical to. russia's innovation hubs skulk of a card being created should be using individual approaches with companies to achieve maximum effectiveness that's according to the head of fuel
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a package of russia. we were making a decision on the best investment decision and we would like to approach this as an investment decision and i'm afraid skolkovo should be looking for doing a sales job a better skilled job with large companies because their actual vestment still remains questionable if we look at all the more user signed so far i would like to learn more where when how and if to work to what extent this conditions will be applicable to what is necessary for us in our ox you see because different companies may have different demands for the investment conditions. russian poultry producers have asked the government to drop plans to ban frozen poultry from the new regulator has claimed frozen poultry is less than trisha's that produces point to europe and america where eighty percent of unwrapping up and ready meals rather use frozen poultry with these prices on complicate the transport of meat to
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russia's east. that's your update for now but of course you can always final straight if you log on to a website. called slash. this is just the parliament building in. them.
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back you're watching r.t. live from moscow these are the top stories shock tactics a controversial russian artist asks online users to electrocute him in a bid to promote freedom of expression he was once slammed by religious groups for staged fiction. the was sued for inciting religious hatred ten years ago but fled to bulgaria before the court's decision. fighting for hell's hopes are a fading for a better health care system in the u.s. as republicans gain control of the house and vowed to repeal barack obama's reforms some americans claim they're forced to forgo while treatment because insurance companies refuse to cover the expenses. and the price of beauty say this magix of shoppers playing russian roulette as they end up with.


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